Poem for Founder’s DaySep 28, 2023
Founder’s Day celebrates the legacy of Zen Master Seung Sahn, founding teacher of the Kwan Um School Of Zen
Poem by Marshall White JDPSN
Wind through leaves
The tree speaks.
Wind through throat
Tree, wind, voice
Wind across water
Wind across ear drums
Wind inside, wind outside.
Breathing in, breathing out.
What is speaking, what listening?
Where does this wind come from?
A long time ago on a solo retreat
A man heard footsteps and crows
For the first time.
Listen carefully: they are still speaking.